Natty Nation

MJG Productions

Natty Nation

Mikel Wright & The Wrongs, DJ I Roach

Fri · June 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7 - $10

This event is 21 and over

Natty Nation
Natty Nation
Critically-acclaimed reggae outfit Natty Nation is a collective of spiritual warriors. For twenty years, the Madison, Wisconsin-based group has purely and fearlessly followed its inner artistic continuum. Along the way, Natty Nation has burst through genres while retaining a distinct roots reggae core.

Through it all—whether its onstage conducting its shamanistic live show, or in the studio pushing the scope of its musicality while honing its sharp songcraft—Natty Nation has remained dedicated to one mission: spreading light. Now, Natty Nation issue its brightest beacon, Divine Spark (iNatty Records), out March 11th.

“Our ultimate goal is to uplift as many people as possible through sound and vibration,” says frontman JAH Boogie - bass, lead vocals (also percussion/drums in the studio). “To do that we hope to take our music to as many places on this earth and positively influence as many souls as we possibly can.”

Natty Nation’s unique pedigree of a Midwest home base and artistic openness has helped the posse foster a signature sound. The group describes themselves as hard roots rock reggae & dub because in addition to their honest and authentic roots reggae foundation, their embrace of soul, rock, and funk is undeniable. Natty Nation is also influenced by such diverse geniuses as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Living Colour, Earth Wind and Fire, Fishbone, and Bad Brains. Since 1995, Natty Nation has had fluid membership of esteemed and visionary musicians. Currently, Natty Nation is led by JAH Boogie – bass & lead vocals (also percussion & drums in the studio), and musical director Aaron Konkol – keyboards, vocals, & melodica. "The collective also features mainstays Richard Hildner – guitar, and Olen Franklin – drums, as well as frequent players Shonn Hinton (Mary J. Blige, John Legend) – guitar, Mike Daum (Particle) – guitar, Francisco Martinez – percussion and vocals, & Harjinder Singh (Lilla, Fatbook) – guitar and vocals."
Mikel Wright & The Wrongs
Mikel Wright & The Wrongs
Based out of Minneapolis, Mikel Wright & The Wrongs brings some of the collective best of what Midwest has to offer. Mikel broke fast onto his local music scene in 2007 and has since earned a respected national reputation for cultivating ridiculous bands and unforgettable nights of music. Mikel's vision has been embraced by some of the best players in The Twin Cities. Due to his no nonsense attitude and natural ability to connect with audiences, players such as American Idol finalist Reed Grimm and The Voice’s star Nicholas David, as well as the very best from a city full of top notch musicians have chosen to join Mikel on the tour stage.

Being huge fans of bands like String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee and Lettuce, their music is rooted in funk but transcends many genres with every set.

Mikel Wright & The Wrongs are always a get down!! Audiences will agree as they wipe the sweat from their brows and nurse sore legs from dancing.

With a well received debut album "We Get Down", and now their sophomore release "Album #2.0", they are touring nationally to spread the word!
Venue Information:
The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406